Someone with a torn medial collateral ligament may have swelling in the knee, tenderness and pain inside the joint, and catching or locking of the joint with movement. The patient may also feel like the knee could give way, says MedlinePlus.
Most mild ligament injuries or sprains respond well to rest, ice, compression and elevation or RICE therapy, according to Mayo Clinic. More severe injuries may require immobilizing the joint with a brace or splint and, in some cases, surgery.
A ligament injury, also known as a sprain, causes pain, inflammation and possible bruising, according to WebMD. The most common type of sprain occurs in the ankle, and it usually occurs when a person twists or falls in a way to force the foot out of its typical position...
The function of ligaments is connecting one bone to another bone, according to MedlinePlus. Ligaments also protect the joints from damage by limiting certain types of movements.
Knee ligaments are bands of fibrous tissue that hold the knee joint in place. They are the medial collateral ligament (MCL), the lateral collateral ligament (LCL), the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and the posterior cruciate ligament (PCL).
A medial meniscus tear is an injury to one of the cartilages that support the knee, according to MedicineNet. The medial meniscus is a C-shaped piece of cartilage that is found at the top of the tibia, which is a long bone in the leg.
The ligaments of the foot are the intermetatarsal ligaments, lisfranc ligaments and joint capsule of the great toe. The intermetatarsal ligaments are divided into dorsal ligaments, plantar ligaments and interosseous ligaments.